Fancy winning a free trip to Chicago or Brighton? Or how about a place on a professional development course? There are quite a few competitions around at the moment for English teachers and their students. Taking part can help with motivation and if you or your students win, there are some great prizes (or at … More ELT Competitions
I don’t know about you, but I still feel nervous at the start of a new term, or any time I have a new class. I thought it would get easier with experience but with almost a decade of teaching experience, it hasn’t. I tell myself that if I feel a bit anxious, then how … More Getting Ready for First Lessons
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The next Delta module one exam is on Wednesday 7th June. It’s a year and a half since I took the exam, and I thought I would share some tips and useful links. I got a merit for the exam, so I must have done something right, despite my…
One of the sessions I attended at the IATEFL Conference in Glasgow was Keiran Donaghy, talking about how to use short films to encourage empathy. My own workshop explored instances of various -isms and -phobias in the classroom and how teachers can deal with prejudice in a careful manner. Working and living in Turkey, I have noticed some … More Refugee Blues – Poetry Activities in ELT
I was lucky enough to be one of the IATEFL Scholarship Winners for 2017. I won the Gill Sturtridge First Time Speaker award, which allowed me to attend the conference and give a workshop there. For more information about applying for scholarships, see IATEFL Scholarships. I was asked to write some posts about my experience before and after … More Treading Softly: My workshop at IATEFL Glasgow 2017
I did an intensive course for module two at CELT Athens in Autumn 2016. I chose this course for a number of reasons. Most of the intensive courses run in the summer, when I would rather be either earning money or relaxing in the shade. I don’t like hot weather and the thought of coping … More Delta Module Two: Intensive, you say?
Perhaps you’ve just started working as a teacher in Turkey, or maybe you’ve been teaching for years. Whatever your previous qualifications, do you feel like you need further input in order to be a more effective teacher? If you are hungry for new ideas, perhaps a promotion or (let’s face it), a higher salary or … More Professional Development for English Teachers in Turkey